Eaglemania Come to the Eagle Conference, School of Fine Art, University of Leeds 14th June 2010
The Golden Eagle is found in the Northern hemisphere and are more closely related to hawks than bald eagles. It has a body length of up to a metre and a wing span of up to 2 metres. Eagles can reach an altitude of over 3000 metres and reach speeds of up to 50mph. They need to eat about a tenth of their body weight daily to stay healthy and prey on fish, crabs, turtles, snakes and small mammals.
The eagle is a universal symbol representing the sun, power, strength, courage, authority, victory, the sky gods. In Paganism the eagle represents renewal and is an emblem of Jupiter. The eagle appears in many nation's emblems and coats of arms including Austria, Egypt, Germany, Mexico, Poland, Ghana, Russia, Serbia, Nigeria, Armenia, Iceland, Iraq and Jordan. The Bald Eagle is the US's national emblem and is found across North America.
A collective of eagles or gathering of bishops is a convocation. Some Eastern Orthodox and Greek Catholic bishops stand on small embroidered eagle rugs during services. The eagle rug is always placed so that the head of the eagle faces the direction the bishop will be facing.
The American Gold Eagle is a former gold coin in the United States which was worth 10 dollars and weighed in at 258 grains. Grains were used as an imperial measurement due to their regularity in weight and formed the basis of all three imperial weight systems. One grain is equal to 64.8mg
Eagle Stamps or Green Stamps were a US trading stamp distributed as part of a rewards programme where customers would receive stamps at the checkout counters of supermarkets, department stores and gas stations which could be redeemed for products in the catalogue.
Eagle is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting programme in America. At least 21 badges are needed to earn this rank as well as planning, developing and leading an Eagle Project to demonstrate leadership and commitment. Eagles who enlist in the US armed forces may receive advanced rank in recognition of their achievement.
The German Eagle or Iron Eagle was used by the Nazi party standing on top of a swastika inside a wreath of oak leaves. When the eagle is looking to its left it symbolises the Nazi party and when it is looking to its right it symbolises the Reich country.
Eagles are protected under UK law with Golden Eagles given the highest degree of legal protection. It is an offence to intentionally take, injure or kill a golden eagle or to take, damage or destroy its nest, eggs or young. It is also an offence to intentionally or recklessly disturb the birds close to their nest during the breeding season.
The baby eagle is a semi-automatic pistol made in Israel. Under UK law, semi-automatics are not permitted and cannot be obtained legally. Eagle chicks are fed on a diet of fish which is torn into strips by the adults, snatched from the adults beak and swallowed whole. The chicks feed as much as possible in one sitting and store food in the crop which is an organ in the base of the neck which enlarges to resemble a golf ball.
Beauty is an Eagle who needs a new beak. Part of Beauty's beak was shot off several years ago, leaving her with a stump that is useless for hunting food. "For Beauty it's like using only one chopstick to eat. It can't be done," said biologist Jane Cantwell, "She has trouble drinking."
To make an Eagle, pour 50ml of gin, 25ml of parma violet liqueur, 2 teaspoons of lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of sugar and 1 egg white into a cocktail shaker half filled with ice cubes and shake vigorously. Strain over a wine glass and serve.
ABBA's "Eagle" lyrics are cited to have been inspired by the novel Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach. Music critics have hailed "Eagle" as one of ABBA's more outstanding tracks in terms of lyrics and it is thought that the song is also a tribute to American rock band The Eagles.
The Eagles formed in LA, California, in 1971. They have had 5 number 1 singles and 6 number 1 albums and have won 6 Grammys. In 1976, the hit song "Hotel California" was ranked number 1. Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 is the biggest selling album of all time.
The eagle is a sex position involving 4 participants surrounding an eagle impressionist. Eagles are monogamous for life and will only select another mate if its companion should die. The spreadeagle is a common body position forming the letter X.
Eagle is a small X shaped village next to Eagle Moor in Lincolnshire with a population of 750. The village has a church, a primary school, a post office, a village hall, park, playing field and a pub, called 'The Struggler'.
The Eagle is a small impact crater in which the Opportunity rover was located, after landing on Mars in 2004. The rover helped prove that the landing site once used to be an ocean floor. Eagles rarely drink water and obtain most of their necessary fluids from their prey.
HMS Eagle R05 was a Royal Navy aircraft carrier, in service 1951-1972, and one of the two largest British aircraft carriers built. A 5.5 degree angled flight deck was fitted in 1955 with a mirror landing sight. Eagles in flight can be identifies by there comparative large size, their very long and broad wings and long broad tail. Eagles hold their wings out flat unlike vultures which hold their wings in a V shape.
The golf eagle is a funny and is a score of two strokes under par on a hole. A double eagle is an albatross. A triple eagle is a condor and occurs on a hole with a heavy dogleg, hard ground, and no trees.
The Eagle Comic was the creation of the Reverend Marcus Morris, then vicar of St James' church, Southport, Lancashire, who intended it as a Christian antidote to what he saw as the bad influence of American comics during the post-war period. The Eagle and its sister papers Swift and Robin were read in the '50s and '60s by millions. The Eagle was one of the most popular comics in British history, selling just under 1 million copies per week.
Eagle & Feather are Julian Butler, aka Eagle, and Stephen Earl Rogers, aka Feather. Collaboratively, Eagle & Feather have been putting their own interpretation on the term "kipple" for a number of years which is a term borrowed from Phillip K Dick referring to the detritus of modern living that will one day overwhelm us. Through regular visits to charity shops, public libraries and jumble sales Eagle & Feather have amassed a collection of absurdly peripheral and esoteric videotapes, selected for their distinct peculiarity.